“Sometimes, all you had to do was exist in order to be someone’s saviour.”

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She killed her abusive ex husband, and then the man next door, who possessed utter devotion to her, set about attempting to take the suspicion away from her.

He hadn’t, however, reckoned with the appearance of his old uni friend who thought he  knew how his  friend’s mind would work. He was determined to solve the crime before the detective did. However, as the book drew to an end  I wondered, was his devotion to her or to his craft?

Did he create a problem he hoped was unsolvable? As he asked his friend, who is the genius…the one who creates an unsolvable crime, or the one who solves it?

 The Guardian said:

In the final pages, twist follows twist, turning everything on its head. The finale is both chilling and moving, and confronts emotions that crime fiction rarely covers. You realise that The Devotion of Suspect X is not simply an extraordinary thriller but a love story. A strange one, it is true, but a love story nonetheless. It will linger long in the memory.

The path taken through this story was quite amazing.

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